With a little more than a couple weeks left until Of Mice & Men release their highly anticipated album Cold World, the metalcore juggernauts have just dropped a brand new music video for their second new single “Real.”
Hitting with a lot less aggression and a bit more “radio rock-ness” than their previously released track “Pain” (which isn’t a dig, by the way), “Real” allows both bassist Aaron Pauley and frontman Austin Carlile to show off their impressive clean vocals and dive deep into a pretty important subject matter.
“People always try to change things and take away what makes you who you are,” explains Carlile. “We wanted to write a song saying that you can be who you [are] no matter what other people think. It doesn’t matter if you fit in or if other people accept what you want to do. You have to stay real to yourself, and in the end that’s all that matters.”
In regards to the new video, the clip features a handful of Of Mice & Men fans showcasing exactly what it is that makes them who they are.
“We asked fans to submit footage holding up poster boards that explain what makes them feel real,” says Carlile. “The images that pop up mention everything from music to foster care activism to the Marfan’s Community to St. Jude’s hospital. And some people wrote stuff like, ‘Reading,’ 'My friends,’ 'Family.’ We even had some fans in the studio while we were recording, just to include them more in the process.”
To check out the new video from Of Mice & Men, be sure to look below. Afterwards, pre-orders for Cold World can be found here.
[via Rolling Stone]